Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Page No. 54 - 61

Fear of Crime among Students of Kalasin Rajabhat University

Authors : Kittisak Jermsittiparsert and Noppon Akahat

Abstract: While students in higher education have become a trending sample group for researches on fear of crime in academic circles of international affairs in areas of criminology, hardly any concerning research in case of Thailand has been carried out. This research therefore intends to explore the level of fear of crime, attitude toward seriousness of crimes, along with causes there of in Kalasin Rajabhat University among the students as well as conducting comparative analysis and testing correlation between the level of fear of crime and personal factors and prior experience and awareness of crime in Kalasin Rajabhat University by quantitative research methodology; utilising a questionnaire to gather data from 400 samples of undergraduates of Kalasin Rajabhat University. The result has revealed that the majority of the respondents were female of average age 20, single with monthly income between 5,001-10,000 Baht, considered their physical health as great, highly involved with factors of campus social networks and trusted in public institutions as well as perceived risk of victimisation on campus at marginal levels. During past 12 months, most of the respondents had never experienced crime by themselves had no relative or any close friend who had experience crime or even acknowledged any crime within Kalasin Rajabhat University. The respondents considered occurrences of crime in Kalasin Rajabhat University as infrequent, caused by alcohol sales and had a low overall fear of crime. The comparative analysis of level of fear of crime among Kalasin Rajabhat University students by gender, age, marital status, crime experience and perception of crime in Kalasin Rajabhat University has pointed out varying degrees of fear of crime. Also, the test of correlation between levels of fear has revealed a relationship between the attitude towards physical health, confidence in public institutions and perceived risk of victimisation on campus.

How to cite this article:

Kittisak Jermsittiparsert and Noppon Akahat, 2016. Fear of Crime among Students of Kalasin Rajabhat University. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 54-61.

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